Dropbox for G Suite lets you create, organize, and share Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides on dropbox.com or from the Dropbox icon in your taskbar or menu bar. Any Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides you create in Dropbox save to your Dropbox account and count toward your storage space. Changes made to these Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides files automatically save back to your Dropbox account (but not your Google Drive or Google account).
To create new Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides from your desktop:
To create new Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides on dropbox.com:
Remember that to use Dropbox for G Suite, the email you use for your Google account must match the email you use for your Dropbox account.
The Microsoft Office integration lets you create and open Office files right from your Dropbox account, make changes in the Office mobile and web apps, and save those changes directly back to your Dropbox.
To create new Microsoft Office files from your desktop:
To create new Microsoft Office files on dropbox.com:
Note: Your new Office file will open in Microsoft Office Online. You will need an Office Online subscription to use this feature.
Share ideas with Dropbox Paper, an online document workspace that brings creation and coordination together in one place. With Paper, you can write, organize work with others, give and receive feedback, review designs, run meetings, and co-edit to your heart’s content. You can choose to share your docs, and give recipients permission to either edit or view and comment on your work.
Paper stores documents in the cloud, so you can access them from anywhere you use Dropbox including dropbox.com, the Dropbox desktop app, and the Dropbox and Paper mobile apps.
To create a Paper doc from dropbox.com:
1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
2. Click the grid icon in the top-right corner and select Paper.
3. Click Create new doc.
Note: If you don’t see Paper on the menu, click Create new file, then Dropbox Paper. Locate the folder you’d like to store your Paper doc in and click Create.
You can use a Paper template for regularly-used doc formats. Check out tips for using templates to get project moving quickly:
Meeting minutes and agenda template
Project plan template
You can also turn any doc into a shareable template. Customize the format that works for your workflow.
1. Open the Paper doc you want to share.
2. Click the blue Invite (or Share) button at the top of the doc.
3. After To, type the email address of the person or people you want to share with.
4. Click Settings to set permissions for viewing and editing the doc.
5. Click Send. Recipients will receive an email invitation.
1. Open the Paper doc you want to share.
2. Click the Copy link button (chain icon) at the top of the doc. The link will be copied to your clipboard.
3. Paste the link into an email, chat message, or text and send. The recipient will be able to access the doc with the level of permissions given in the link settings of the file.
Note: If you create a doc within a shared folder, all of its members can open, search for, and edit the doc.
In Dropbox Paper, you can collaborate with others by commenting on text and images, @mentioning people in line and in comments, and creating to-dos.
1. Type @ (at) and then a colleague’s name.
2. Select the correct person from the list that appears.
If the person you @mention does not appear on the list of choices, you can type their email address and they will receive an email invitation to join the doc.
Add a comment:
1. Highlight a line of text.
2. Click the comment icon (speech bubble) in the formatting toolbar.
3. Type your comment. You can @mention anyone who you want to receive a notification about the comment.
4. Click Post.
1. Click Create to-do (check box) on the toolbar or type  + Space (left square bracket, right square bracket, space).
2. Write the to-do item next to the box that appears.
3. @mention colleagues or yourself to assign specific to-dos.
4. To add a due date, click the calendar icon next to a to-do and choose a date.
Find out how to see your to-dos in Dropbox Paper.
Third-party apps like Slack, Zoom, and Microsoft Office integrate with Dropbox to help you streamline your work and stay focused.
The Dropbox App Center is a central place where you can easily discover, connect, and manage the apps you need most.
With Dropbox and Zoom, you can have real-time conversations around shared content. The Zoom integration allows you to present files in Zoom, and create and join Zoom meetings, directly from Dropbox. You can also see who presented your files with Zoom.
When you connect your Google or Outlook calendar to your Dropbox account you can easily find what you need, when you need it. The calendar integration allows you to view upcoming meetings, join meetings, and attach files to meetings right from your desktop.
To connect in the App Center:
If you don’t see App Center in the left sidebar, connect in your account settings:
Dropbox and Slack bring your content and conversations together seamlessly. The Slack integration allows you to share files and message people in Slack directly from Dropbox. You can see who shared your file in Slack, when they shared it, and what channels they shared it in.
You can create and store a shortcut to any web page in your Dropbox account, just like you would a file. Shortcuts make it easy to keep content from online project management and productivity tools—even news articles, wiki pages and Paper docs—together with the rest of your work in Dropbox. You can create shortcuts from your taskbar or menu bar, and on dropbox.com. In the Dropbox mobile app, you can open shortcuts, but not create them.
Note: Shortcuts have the file extension .web and are represented by a globe icon in your folders. They open in your default browser.
1. Sign in to dropbox.com or open the desktop app.
2. Click All files in the left sidebar.
3. Open the folder you’d like to save the shortcut in.
4. Click Create new file.
5. Click Shortcut.
6. Enter the URL and a Name.
7. Click Create.
1. Click the Dropbox icon in the taskbar or menu bar.
2. Click “+” (plus sign).
3. Click Shortcut.
4. Enter the URL and a Name.
5. In the Location dropdown menu, choose the folder where you’d like to store the shortcut.
6. Click Create.